A spark can cause a fire to appear but, without something to ignite and burn, a spark is just a flash of heat destined to disappear. We can either fight with “sparks” — someone’s cruel remark, a moment feared, whatever — carrying with us, in vain, a bucket of hopes and retorts to throw upon them as they appear…Or we can begin the difficult task of “clearing” out all of the “tinder” that comprises our false beliefs about this life, those parts of us that erupt in flames when life “heats” up.
Is this an easy task? Not by any means!
Can it be done? Yes, by all means. Otherwise the smoke we smell is that of our higher possibilities being slowly consumed.
What to do?
Let reality reveal what are sticks and what is stone. In the clarity of this discovery is freedom.